What does castrate mean?

castrate meaning in General Dictionary

To rob of testicles to emasculate to geld to change

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  • deprive of power or vitality
  • take away the testicles of a male pet
  • edit by omitting or modifying components considered indelicate
  • take away the ovaries of
  • a guy who has been castrated and is not capable of reproduction
  • To rob of the testicles; to emasculate; to geld; to change.
  • To cut and take out; esp. to get rid of anything incorrect, or objectionable off, while the obscene areas of a writing; to expurgate.

castrate meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1610s (suggested in castrated), back-formation from castration (q.v.), or from Latin castratus, past participle of castrare. The figurative feeling is attested earlier in the day (1550s). Relevant: Castrating.

Sentence Examples with the word castrate

These organisms live in cockles, oysters and other lamellibranchs and they so affect the gonads of these molluscs as to castrate and sterilize their host.

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